The Goon Animated Movie is Waiting for Fincher to Continue

November 24, 2009
Source: Comic Book Resources

The Goon

The Goon is a movie I've been anxious to see ever since the first test shots arrived in March. It's a feature adaptation of Eric Powell's cult comic The Goon about the adventures of a muscle-bound brawler, and his sidekick Franky, who claims to be the primary enforcer for the feared mobster Labrazio, yet often gets tied up in other schemes usually involving the evil zombie gangs under the command of the Nameless Zombie Priest. Although it's already in production, it's "a slow, long process" and apparently they're stuck waiting for David Fincher to finish shooting The Social Network, since he's the big head honcho on the project.

Powell talked recently with Comic Book Resources (via Bloody-Disgusting) about the status of The Goon.

"I just finished writing the script a few months back, and Blur is working on a lot of test stuff. Fincher is working on a film right now, so we're waiting for him to get some space so we can start showing some of this stuff off. I'm pretty happy with everything so far. We've just got to work to get to the next point. This is a slow, long process."

But why exactly are they waiting? Powell wouldn't confirm whether he'd be directing or just producing, but did say, "David's going to be heavily involved. I've worked with him and Blur quite a bit to get the screenplay together, and it's been a great experience so far." It's also been confirmed that Clancy Brown will voice the Goon and Paul Giamatti will voice his sidekick Franky. Those two were first mentioned during Comic-Con, where Powell originally said they were just "interested," but BD has confirmed they're officially on-board. Considering how excited I am for this, we'll be sure to keep you up-to-date on all the latest with The Goon.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


ooh this is great news!

xerxex on Nov 24, 2009


This isn't great news!!! This production should be moving a whole lot faster in my opinion, at this rate, this wont get finished for another 2.5 years. GET A MOVE ON!!!!

Voice of Reason on Nov 24, 2009


hurry up. this will be a great movie especially since eric powell is heavily involved

sam on Nov 24, 2009


well at least its on track and not in production hell.

xerxex on Nov 24, 2009


Waiting on the guy making the Social Network...seriously? Move on, better off without him. How hard is it to write a movie about a rags to riches or "He's not that Into You" via social network which they touched on in that movie. Can't remember what you said it was about but can't imagine it's anything original or great.

Tra la la la la di da on Nov 24, 2009


Man, Fincher fell off HARD when the new millenium hit.

SlashBeast on Nov 28, 2009

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